Spring time Wall Art!

Hello Spring time!!! Are you out there?

Well even if your job is simply to tease us with a sunny day here and a rising temp there I’ll take it! I can hardly wait till you’re here to stay!

In the mean time I’ll do my part by freshening up the inside of my home in hopes that it beacons you to come quicker and makes you want to stay a while!

I’ve been wanting to add a few new pops of color throughout the house and now is the perfect time! I’m a sucker for a good piece of art work but I tend to fall in love hard and even a huge price tag can’t keep me away! The hubs about killed over when I came home with a $180 picture for the family room a while back! I need to create more of my own works of art to 1. keep from draining my account and 2. Customize it and 3. Get exactly what I want a fraction of the price it could take to fill a wall and get a look I love! and 4. to keep my marriage in the “Happy I love you” zone!

All you need to create a HUGE piece of Wall Art:

  • a large piece of your favorite Fabric (Larger Prints work best!)IKEA rocks for great large bold prints by the way!
  • Some cut 2″x1″x8′ pine from Home Depot.
  • A staple gun
  • a few nails


You’ll start by measuring your piece of fabric to determine how you’ll need your wood cut at Home Depot. This is the cheapest, I mean, most affordable part of the project! Each 8 foot piece of Pine is only 89 cents! It takes two so for less then a Large Diet Coke you have the first step done!

Measure your fabric and compensate for the amount of fabric you’ll need to wrap around the edges of the wood frame. Take your measurements with you and ask the cool guy in the orange apron to choppy chop your wood! Good to go!

Assembly your frame and nail your ends together! You can also use some wood glue if you’d like!

Lay out your fabric and place your frame on top of it.


And lastly you’ll pull and staple your fabric to the back of the frame! Seriously…so easy!


Come on guys!!!! Yet again….all you non crafty Blue Cricket readers… Bake the hubs some brownies and borrow his staple gun! Get to work and try your hand at a non crafty, no sew project that will make a big statement!

I hung mine in my entry and love the welcoming pop of color! Here’s the before…

During…
And after…



Total cost for the entire look…

1 yard of Wonderland by Momo for Moda $9
2 pieces of wood $ 2

Grand Total: $11

The hubs happily approves!

76 Comments

Comments

  1. 1
    funplayroom says:

    I love it. I have been looking for a nice fabric to do something like this for a long time. Where did you get yours? BEautiful!!!

  2. 2
    Krystal says:

    I love love love this print!!

  3. 3

    Great idea! I've been looking for a huge piece to hang above my fireplace. I've got to try it!

  4. 4

    Yummy! Is it ok to call fabric yummy? I love that! I would keep that up 12 months a year!

  5. 5
    Steph @ somewhatsimple says:

    LOVE THAT!!!

  6. 6
    Heather@PixieDust says:

    awesome idea!!

  7. 7
    Sabrina says:

    Great idea! Similar to wrapping a large canvas with fabric except this is WAY more frugal!

  8. 8
    Jaime @ Our Journey says:

    Oh, I love it! Great choice of fabrics! I have 3 square frames ready and waiting for a few lucky pieces of fabric … I just don't know where to hang them! And to think that I canceled my trip to IKEA today!

  9. 9
    M.O.T.B says:

    Love it. Great job. And yes I appreciate your acknowledgement of how important keeping our hubs happy really is!

  10. 10
    Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating says:

    That turned out so cute! Really love the color it brings to your space, nice job! :)

    Hmmmm, where do I have room for one of those???

  11. 11
    The Boob Nazi says:

    Wow. You better believe I LOVE THAT.

  12. 12
    Erin @ Puddin' Sugar says:

    AH-mazing!! I heart this fabric…..

  13. 13
    TheOneTrueSue says:

    OK, I am the ULTIMATE non-crafty person – and – and – I THINK I CAN DO THIS!

    I'm going to try it.

    (My barren walls thank you.)

  14. 14
    Christina says:

    dude-love it!

  15. 15

    So cute. I love this idea. I am starring this for decor ideas for when we move!

  16. 16
    My Vintage Modern Farmhouse says:

    It's awesome.

  17. 17
    Crafts and Deals says:

    Love the fabric!

  18. 18
    Momma Fish says:

    That would look way better in my house!!!

  19. 19
    Molly @ thecreativemaven says:

    That looks great!!

  20. 20

    Thanks for the great idea-I'm doing my girls' rooms over now and this would be wonderful!!

  21. 21

    It can't be said enough: that fabric is delicious! And I have yet another craft I could actually do on my own without the need to hire you to help me. ;)

  22. 22

    My friend was just telling me this morning that she was excited to start decorating her new place, but had a pretty tight budget. Then I wander over here and find this project! Perfect :) I sent it to her and will probably be making one for our place as well!

    http://www.theiheartblog.com

  23. 23
    Lisa B. says:

    I love it!! Your fabric choice is beautiful!!

  24. 24
    Summer Rae says:

    Love that! I am going to have to try this in my bedroom. I need some wallart but don't want to spend lots of money on it.

  25. 25
    Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence says:

    I love it–the colors are so happy!

  26. 26
    Stephanie says:

    That's fantastic!! What a great idea for a nursery too! Thanks!!

  27. 27
    Jeanette says:

    I love that fabric. What a great idea.

  28. 28

    Hey Becca! I'm doing a month long feature called "Let's Get Spring Clean" and just featured this post as a great way to pretty up the house for spring. Thanks for another great idea! Link is below. — Teresa

    http://itisagoodday.blogspot.com/2010/03/spruce-up-place.html

  29. 29

    Nice easy math with a clear solution – 11 vs 180. Good plan…

  30. 30

    Very cute! I'm due to go to IKEA and look at their fabric.

  31. 31

    Becca I LOVE it!!……..I love my staple gun too! ….so any chance to use it………
    Thanks!

    ~TidyMom

  32. 32
    Sarah@VintageChic says:

    I love this idea!!! I was thinking I could even cover an existing picture frame for a similar look.

  33. 33
    Creative Decor by Brooke says:

    I love this idea. How cute would it be if you covered 4 or 6 or 9 small ones and hung them together.
    Thanks for that darling idea.
    Brooke

  34. 34
    Struggler says:

    Looks great and you're right, the large print definitely gives it the 'Wow' factor!

  35. 35

    Love it! My entry needs some punch and being a non-sewer I think I could manage this! Thanks for the idea and directions.

  36. 36
    Marie {Make and Takes} says:

    Love love love this! I'll be doing this soon. I've needed something on my girl's wall. Now I just have to bake my neighbor brownies for the staple gun!!

  37. 37
    Mary Lou Rutledge says:

    So that's what I can do with some fabric I have in a drawer that I love but don't know what to do with….I'm looking for the stapler!!!!
    I love that fabric..

  38. 38

    Love it!

  39. 39

    Coming from Tip Junkie. I l-o-v-e this idea! I will have to find the perfect fabric. Thanks for the tip!

  40. 40
    Sonja @ Craft-Werk says:

    That fabric is gorgeous. It was crying out loud to be made into wall art. Lovely.

  41. 41
    Carmie - the Single Nester says:

    Looks like I could find this artwork at MoMa. Great job!

  42. 42
    [email protected] says:

    Ooh pretty! Thanks so much for the great spring idea. I'll be linking.

  43. 43

    Ooooo…I love this! Thanks for sharing!

  44. 44
    BJ_Mama says:

    I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! Beautiful…Thrifty! GENIOUS!

  45. 45

    GREAT idea- love it. Super easy and affordable. I'ma make one!!

  46. 46

    I love this idea! My sister is graduating from high school in May and I have been searching for a personalized gift to give her for her dorm room, it really looks excellent! Thanks for the idea! :)

    -Shelby

  47. 47
    Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence says:

    Thanks for sharing–I am looking for fun fabric this weekend!

  48. 48
    Katie @ goodLife {eats} says:

    Thanks for a great idea! Love this!

  49. 49
    Fun Mama - Deanna says:

    What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing.

  50. 50
    Erica @ on the move says:

    I just did this for our master bedroom last week. Instead of one big one, I did two smaller pieces to hang above my bed.

  51. 51
    Heather says:

    Love it! What great fabric, it looks great with your dresser and accessories. Thanks for sharing.

  52. 52
    CourtneyKeb says:

    Beautiful!!!!

  53. 53
    Stephanie says:
  54. 54

    I'm totally going to have to this in our sunroom. I've been looking at pictures but was to expensive and not big enough. What an inexpensive work of art

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Pleas join me next week for another great party.

    Lori

  55. 55
    Prairiemaid says:

    What a neat look! I think this is a wonderful idea….but gotta tell ya.. I love your little cabinet there.

    ~Cheryl

  56. 56

    love it!

  57. 57
    Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says:

    It looks great above your colorful cabinet. Love your fabric choice too! Does IKEA sell fabric by the yard, or do they just have great prints on sheets, etc?

    I'm definitely going to do this project for over our bed. We're in Northern California and I'm always afraid to hang anything heavy there because we get the occasional earthquake!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

  58. 58
    Its So Very Cheri says:

    WOW–great job.

    Cheri

  59. 59
    alwayslearning says:

    putting that one in the ol' idea file.

  60. 60

    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! I have been thinking about doing something like this for a while. I love large pieces of art and saving money. I definitely have to try this!

  61. 61

    Saw your post on Happy Together and I love this idea! I need something behind my bed, as I don't have a headboard and this just might be it! Thanks! (And it's cheaper than wrapping a solid piece of MDF!)

  62. 62
    createwall says:

    the wall arts change according to time and season and affect the culture also.
    thanks
    personalised wallpaper

  63. 63

    I enjoyed reading your blog. Keep it that way.

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    Love this.

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    Veronica Cargill says:

    Hey can you tell me what the measurments are when you cut the wood? thank you so much :)

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